Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wiley Adds Natural Disaster Clause for Emergency Access

John S. Wiley, Inc., one of the world's largest publishers of scientific, technical and medical journals, has just announced the addition of a natural disaster clause to its licenses, ensuring continued access to subscribed electronic content for "emergency workers, students, faculty, and academic institutions" displaced in the wake of a local, national or global extreme event. Wiley has previously provided emergency access following Hurricane Katrina, tsunamis in Southeast Asia and the recent earthquake in Haiti; this clause will now extend that protection to all of its managed licenses. The addition of this clause provides an added level of perpetual access protection for electronic content.